Rapamune is a prescription medication that is used to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis and is used alongside other medications to prevent organ rejection following a transplant. Rapamune contains the immunosuppressant sirolimus and works by weakening the immune system which helps the body accept a new organ.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Rapamune include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of sirolimus:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Rapamune?
If you miss a dose of Rapamune, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Rapamune?
Rapamune and the generic alternative sirolimus are both available in strengths of 1mg. Only the brand name Rapamune is available in 0.5mg and 2mg strengths.